Tag: ethical focus

Human resource professionals missing in action

On too many occasions in recent years stories have surfaced of human resources professionals making little fuss about their organisations’ dubious practices. Sometimes they’ve gone silent in the face of the use of child labour somewhere down the supply chain. Or it has been turning a blind eye to  excessive […]

Ethics are not just for the birds

Anyone who believes ethical leadership and ethics in business are a distraction from the main agenda of making money is sadly mistaken. Just about every part of the business sector seems riddled with enquiries, fines, regulatory cautions, severe loss of reputation, and even headline-inducing court cases. UK executives and firms […]

Excuse me, are you a crook?

It’s a word we’re used to seeing almost daily now—mi-selling. This week it was MPs lambasting high street banks and the financial regulator for failing to settle thousands of claims from small businesses. The victims had been “mis-sold” interest rate swops. When it comes to unethical business behaviour it’s time […]

Should HR steer clear of ethics?

How central to an organisation is the role of human resources? Much hot air has been expended on this issue, particularly in recent years. It includes whether HR is fully represented at the highest levels, for example at board level, and if not why not. This acquires a new impetus […]